Maisie Williams in a New Clip and Photos from Doctor Who

16 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Doctor Who.

In the new two-part Doctor Who adventure, which kicks off this Saturday on BBC America, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and Jenna Coleman’s Clara must train a band of Vikings to defend themselves against the galaxy’s most deadly army.

In the clip of “The Girl Who Died”, Clara and Ashildre desperately try to save themselves and Ashildre’s fellow Vikings from a death chamber whose walls are closing in fast. “The Doctor reacts in a very un-Doctor-ly fashion, and tells everyone to run”, Coleman explains. “When it was announced that I would be on ‘Doctor Who, ‘ everyone lost their minds a little bit because you’re crossing over fandoms”, says Wiliams, comparing it to her co-star Sophie Turner getting a part in “X-Men”. They will, at least, have help from Maisie Williams, who plays a Viking girl named Ashildre — and everyone knows that Arya Stark doesn’t know how to be useless.

I didn’t know much about it, but I watched a couple of seasons with David Tennant as the Doctor,” Williams told BBC America. “And since I’ve been here, I’ve been questioning Jenna—’Why are you in a space suit?, what’s going on here?, have we met this person before?, does this link back to a previous episode?’—anything I can find out. Doctor Who and Game of Thrones fans are having a field day with their guesses but the two front-runners are that either Williams is appearing as a few version of the Master (played, for the most part, these days by Michelle Gomez) or she’s a version of Jenny, the Doctor’s daughter.

Well, it’s made on a very small fraction of GoT’s budget, but there’s no denying that Steven Moffat and Jamie Mathieson’s script has been influenced by the smash-hit adaptation of George R R Martin’s sequence of novels. Next week, also sees the launch of BBC Two’s The Last Kingdom, a bloody and sweaty adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Stories, starring Matthew Macfadyen and Rutger Hauer. I was going to do a tape but ran out of time because I was in America shooting another film, so my agent worked really hard and sent over lots of clips and videos – they liked them and gave me the role.” You will recognise David Schofield from myriad TV dramas, notably Hugo Blick’s 2011 mind-bending masterpiece The Shadow Line. This head-scratching episode, the second of a two-parter, saw the Doctor leap back in time to 1980, then to 30 minutes before he arrived because the Tardis decided to put a stop to his timeline meddling. Indeed, it ended up a bit like Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, with the Doctor having already set up various ploys to help his future – or past – self.

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